REPORT: Yeovil Town 0 Birmingham City 1
Dan Burn went from Yeovil Town Wembley hero to Huish Park zero by playing a key role in new club Birmingham City's winner.
The giant Fulham defender - who scored the Glovers' winner against Brentford in May - saw his second half header bundled over the line by Dan Seaborne for the only goal of the game.
It was a fortunate breakthrough that settled an even clash where Yeovil more than matched their illustrious visitors but were denied the result they deserved from their first ever home Sky Bet Championship encounter.
Gary Johnson kept faith in the XI that beat Millwall, Seaborne recovering from a nose injury and captain Jamie McAllister named amongst the substitutes.
The Glovers suffered a sucker punch in just the fifth minute, keeper Marek Stech replaced by Gareth Stewart after sustaining a broken finger hitting the back of Byron Webster's head.
On 13 minutes Paddy Madden stung the hands of City keeper Darren Randolph following a pacy build up.
Seven minutes later an angled delivery found Andrew Shinnie unmarked in the box but somehow he headed wide. Yeovil responded immediately and when Birmingham could clear only as far as Webster the centre half's volley was palmed away and Madden's follow up header was tame.
After 33 minutes Lee Clark's men almost made the most of static Yeovil defending, Shinnie being denied by a fine Stewart block.
Three minutes before the break the already booked Neil Eardley scythed down Sam Foley but referee Tim Robinson - in his first game at Championship level - failed to dish out a second yellow Johnson felt he deserved.
With the period in added time a rebounded clearance fell to James Hayter but with the keeper to beat he curled against the post.
It took just two minutes after the break for City to break the deadlock, the Glovers not clearing, Burn heading goalwards and Seaborne credited with an own goal.
On 57 minutes Madden spurned two chances. The first saw his feet tangled from close range, trying to pull the trigger and the second a poor header straight at Randolph.
Webster headed down a free kick on the hour mark but the ball crashed against the goal frame and away.
After 75 minutes Shinnie left Yeovil's defence for dead but was stopped by Stewart's excellent save and Seaborne's well-timed follow-up challenge.
On 88 minutes Upson was presented with a chance to emulate his Millwall heroics, drilling just wide from a 20-yard free kick.
Yeovil Town (4-4-2) - Stech (Stewart, 8); Ayling, Webster, Seaborne, Tait; Dawson, Upson, Edwards, Foley (Hoskins, 66); Madden (Ngoo, 66), Hayter. Unused subs: McAllister, Clifford, Davis, Grant.
Bookings: Upson (foul).
Birmingham City (3-5-2) - Randolph; Mullins, Burn, Robinson; Eardley, Adeymi, Shinnie, Elliott, Ferguson; Green (Reilly, 72), Novak. Unused subs: Bartley, Burke, Doyle, Arthur, Lee, Allan.
Goals: Seaborne (own goal) 47.
Bookings: Eardley (foul), Robinson (foul).
Ref: Tim Robinson